some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

vik anderson eeeeek at gmail.com
Wed May 11 14:09:28 PDT 2011


You or I could show up to this event and race. Your club racing license is
all you needed. If it looks like club racing, is populated by club racers
and quacks like club racing...

On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com>wrote:

> Not a club level race event.  But it is something other than AMA or
> MotoGP.....so you have me on that.
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Aaron Turner <synfinatic at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> http://www.cyclenews.com/articles/road-racing/2010/06/22/monterey-challenge-announced
> >
> >
> > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com>
> > wrote:
> > > At Laguna? Really?  They were never advertised.
> > >
> > > OH or are you saying track days == racing?
> > >
> > > -Chris
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > >> <snip>But unless you are in MotoGP or AMA you ain't racing
> there.</snip>
> > >>
> > >> Not true. For at least the last two years, there have been multiple
> club
> > >> racing events there for bikes. Heck, they were even sound restriction
> > free
> > >> days.
> > >>
> > >> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Chris Burgess <
> chris at chrisburgess.com
> > >> >wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > I've been to Thunderhill and Laguna.  Neither meet the term of
> extreme
> > >> > braking...although Laguna's is getting closer.  But unless you are
> in
> > >> > MotoGP
> > >> > or AMA you ain't racing there.
> > >> >
> > >> > And I added the caveat so you'd understand what I meant by the term.
> > >> >
> > >> > -Chris
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> > > I like the extra caveat "like Road Atlanta turn 10". You simply
> said
> > >> > > extreme
> > >> > > braking, which would bring in:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > Thunderhill, turn 14
> > >> > > Infineon, turn 9
> > >> > > Laguna Seca, turn 11
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Chris Burgess <
> > >> chris at chrisburgess.com
> > >> > > >wrote:
> > >> > >
> > >> > > > It doesn't.  Name me one that is remotely like turn 10 at Road
> > >> Atlanta
> > >> > > > which
> > >> > > > is what turn 3 at Pacific Raceways is like (although not quite
> as
> > >> hard)
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > -Chris
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM, vik anderson <
> eeeeek at gmail.com>
> > >> > wrote:
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > > California has no extreme braking situations? Huh?
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Chris Burgess <
> > >> > > chris at chrisburgess.com
> > >> > > > > >wrote:
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > > Frankly a slipper isn't needed....it is nice sometimes to
> not
> > >> have
> > >> > to
> > >> > > > > think
> > >> > > > > > about controlling the clutch during extreme braking
> situations
> > >> > (which
> > >> > > > > > California has none) but not needed.
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > But yeah...what's the issue.
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > -Chris
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Steve Robertson
> > >> > > > > > <srobertson at ssimicro.com>wrote:
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > > Well to start with, what problems are you having?
> > >> > > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > >  Anyone on this list willing to spend a few minutes
> talking
> > to
> > >> me
> > >> > > > about
> > >> > > > > > >> downshifting?  Not street, just race corner entry
> > >> downshifting.
> > >> > >  I'm
> > >> > > > > > really
> > >> > > > > > >> struggling with this on my z-built superbike.  Obviously
> a
> > >> > slipper
> > >> > > > > > clutch is
> > >> > > > > > >> probably a good answer, but I'd like to learn how to do
> > this
> > >> > > better
> > >> > > > > > without
> > >> > > > > > >> the technology assist.
> > >> > > > > > >>
> > >> > > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > >
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > --
> > >> > > > > > WERA #104
> > >> > > > > > OMRRA #104
> > >> > > > > > WMRRA #104
> > >> > > > > > http://www.burgiracing.com
> > >> > > > > >
> > >> > > > > > 2011 Sponsors
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> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > > > --
> > >> > > > > Vik
> > >> > > > >
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > --
> > >> > > >  WERA #104
> > >> > > > OMRRA #104
> > >> > > > WMRRA #104
> > >> > > > http://www.burgiracing.com
> > >> > > >
> > >> > > > 2011 Sponsors
> > >> > > > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> > >> > > > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
> > >> > > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > >
> > >> > > --
> > >> > > Vik
> > >> > >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> > --
> > >> >  WERA #104
> > >> > OMRRA #104
> > >> > WMRRA #104
> > >> > http://www.burgiracing.com
> > >> >
> > >> > 2011 Sponsors
> > >> > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> > >> > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
> > >> >
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Vik
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > WERA #104
> > > OMRRA #104
> > > WMRRA #104
> > > http://www.burgiracing.com
> > >
> > > 2011 Sponsors
> > > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> > > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
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>
>
>
> --
>  WERA #104
> OMRRA #104
> WMRRA #104
> http://www.burgiracing.com
>
> 2011 Sponsors
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>



-- 
Vik


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